Bizarre Marine Life Movement Might be Indicating Future Mass Extinction

Marine life fleeing the equator is a disturbing sign

Bizarre Marine Life Movement Might be Indicating Future Mass Extinction
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Gradual warming of tropical waters

A recent study has discovered that the ocean waters at the equator are becoming too hot to support the survival of several species. And global warming could very well be the reason.

Closer look at the global pattern

The stable temperature pattern versus tropical life has consistently shown a lower number of species at the poles and more significant numbers at the equator, providing a bell curve of species abundance.

Marine life richness and diversity

The peaks of marine life richness exist around 30°N and 20°S; these two regions are Mexico and southern China, and southern Brazil and northern Australia, respectively.

Deeper effects on biodiversity

When marine species are removed from tropical ecosystems, it reduces their ability to adapt to environmental changes, which can compromise that entire ecosystem.

Retired Scientist and Jogger. Experienced online publisher since 2006.

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